Grimsby residential home chosen for national film about person-centred care

DSC01657.JPGThe Anchorage in Grimsby is one of only two residential services in the UK featured in new videos about person-centred care.  

The Anchorage, on Rutland Street, is featured in a new set of films the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on personalised support in residential settings.

Filming has already started at The Anchorage, which was recently one of only three care homes in the area to win the NELincs GGC Gold Award for the third year running. It comes at SCIE publish their new resources on personalisation in care homes. The organisation stresses that person-centred care is a process of continuous improvement and so it’s never too late to start and there are always improvements that can be made.

Penni Brown, chief executive of Hica Group, the not for profit organisation which operates the care home, said: “We are delighted and proud that The Anchorage will feature in a national video which sets industry guidelines on person centred care.

“It is incredibly important to the Hica Group that staff at our homes provide a nurturing and homely environment for residents. This could include providing our residents favourite meals and activities, allowing them to continue life as they want to whilst also benefitting from our support.”

The Anchorage offers a range of innovative activities including; Pets As Therapy (PAT) sessions, light exercise and arts and crafts. Residents and visitors also take part in Oomph! wellness sessions, an ambitious programme designed to improve the health and wellbeing of those within residential care

The activity programme also includes regular activities with a local childminding group. Bev Milson, manager at The Anchorage, said: “Our involvement in the filming reflects the fantastic environment which has been created by the entire team at The Anchorage.

“Our motto here is, ‘good enough for mum, good enough for our residents’. Everyone is treated like family and cared for to the highest standard.

“I think what sets us aside from other residential homes are our priorities of not only providing a safe, caring and healthy environment, but also the importance we put on creating a well thought out activity programme that residents really look forward to and enjoy. The visits from the children have a very calming and positive impact on the residents. Stimulating activities like this support a fulfilling life for older people and those with dementia.”

The films form part of the Social Care Institute for Excellence’s resource on person-centred care, available at http://www.scie.org.uk/person-centred-care/

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